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Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky was a Russian painter and art theorist. Kandinsky is generally credited as the pioneer of abstract art. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa, where he graduated at Grekov Odessa Art school. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship at the University of Dorpat—Kandinsky began painting studies at the age of 30... Read More

BornWassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky
16 December [O.S. 4 December] 1866
Moscow, Russian Empire
Died13 December 1944 (aged 77)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
NationalityRussian, later French
MovementExpressionism; abstract art
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